Beaverton 16-year-old Carmen Reddick’s summer vacation was a little different than most of her peers.
While many area teenagers spent their summers playing sports, working part-time jobs or traveling to see family or on vacation, Reddick wanted to make her time away from school more meaningful.
Reddick, a Girl Scout from Beaverton, completed the Costa Rica and Panama Service Challenge Destination with Outward Bound Costa Rica. During the 14-day course, Reddick contributed to two major service-learning projects and pushed her limits with adventure activities.
“My trip was completely amazing and different,” she said. “I will forever remember the places, the food and the people.”